Black 2-My overall rank is 9 I believe. My shops are 4 Dojos(One is rank 8 or 9 I believe, another two is 3 I think, and one is 1), 3 Cafes(One is rank 6, other two are 1), and a Raffle(Rank 3 I think). EV training focus.
White 2-Overall rank is 3 I think. I don't know if I have 8 shops yet but aside from a rank 3/4 Dojo the rest are just there to up my Medal goal so they'll get replaced over time with other shops I don't plan to keeps. Eventually I'll have Dojos, Cafes, and probably a Nursery for Funfest Missions(I believe there's an egg mission).
I don't have Wi-Fi so I'm limited to in-game and doing things between my own games(Black, Black 2, White, White 2), so it's going to take forever to get to rank 100.
I ran out of money one time because I kept buying all the EV stuff on Black 2 daily. I keep battling Domes, and other things to get more money but the money doesn't make up for the lost money so eventually I just run out. I ended up selling all my valuable items and that, that I saved up during the game(Was planning to trade them to White 2 so it could have more money). Now I have around one million points so I'll be good for a while now. Eventually I'm going to stop relying so much on the shops though, but I'll battling Pokemon and use Vitamins/Wings after I finish with White 2.
I hate whenever a useless person comes into Join Avenue though, they want to build a shop I don't want(Anything that isn't a Dojo or Cafe), and they want to go to a shop I don't have, it doesn't happen all that often though so at least it's not that bad.
I found out that if buy the items and then up your rank the same day, you can buy the same items again, I always just dealt with the people first but now I buy the items and hope I can get my rank up to use the items again. I also wasn't sure if the item limit was for all the shops or just individually, glad it was just for the shop now I can buy the same items in different shops.
I'm always hoping I get someone who'll go to a few shops too, not sure how that happens, but it's always nice since the points for the rank go up a bit.
Also, wasn't sure if I could use the same game more then once to get someone in my Join Avenue, but it seems like you can(Although I think if they have a shop up you can't have them come back again).